Tuesday, April 21, 2015

S is for SMILE - gee, can it get any harder!

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Welcome to Pearson Report.
I am participating in the 2015 A to Z Challenge.

Yes, I will be adhering to my THEME Calendar.

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In light of yesterday’s RUN UP A TAB question I think I have some sensible readers - no one asked for an expensive car, or a gadget that wasn’t essential. There clearly is an understanding of wants versus needs. Ah… to be surrounded by smart people - makes me smile!

Which brings me to today’s topic…


OKAY… HERE WE GO…


Today’s topic is about the little things that make me SMILE…

Enjoying my morning beverage!
Laughing, just because!
Thinking of all the folks that have blessed my life!
Sweet dreams and happy endings!
Saying "thank you" to so many wonderful people/bloggers in my life!


So… what little things puts a big SMILE on your face?  


Cheers, Jenny

A special shout out to Arlee Bird, from Tossing It Out. He’s the Founder and Creator of the  April Blogging from A to Z Challenge, As well as being a blogging friend, he is a great motivator and an inspiring leader. Thanks Lee - you rock!  

31 comments:

  1. We really do need to appreciate the small things. These pictures are sensational! Keep smiling, Jenny!

    Julie

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    1. Very true, it is the small things that are key. I find them everywhere - and out here amongst wonderful bloggers.

      Thanks for stopping by, Julie - it's always a treat to see you here. xo

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  2. I have nothing but little triumphs in my life, so I always thank someone for that cup of coffee... finding a dime on the street or people like yourself who remind me and us... there are people who do care.

    :)

    Jeremy

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    1. Little triumphs all add up. I'd rather have lots of little, daily smile moments than a big one that comes only once in a rare while.
      I'm a fan of doing the little things to add a smile to someone's face, like you and the cup of coffee.

      Thanks Jeremy - for coming by and leaving a little smile for me! Hugs. :)

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  3. YOU put a smile on my face! =) And my new boho pants I bought yesterday. And Jesus.

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    1. Awww, Anne Marie, that's sweet of you to say! Your visits here do the same for me. High five and hugs coming at you!

      Don't laugh, but I had to google and see what boho pants were - very cool. Are your's colourful? And… as to Jesus putting a smile on your face, well, he's smiling too!

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  4. I'm watching this series, Doc Martin. It is laugh out loud funny. Lucky for me, there are about eight seasons...

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    1. I love Doc Martin! My hubby and I have been watching this show but we missed the first season. They are making one more season before calling it quits. It's a great show

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    2. Susie & Birgit - My mom's right there with you both. She loves the Doc Martin show. I'm trying to find a boxed set for her. I don't watch TV but when I'm visiting her, at he's on, I have to sit and be quiet until the show is over, LOL, which I don't mind one bit! It is funny!

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  5. Always good to have things that make us smile :) Reading posts like this puts a big smile on my face :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty - reading comments like yours do the same. I'm sporting an ear to ear one right now. It truly is the little things, which happen daily, that keep our smile battery charged.

      Thanks for your constant support of my blog - you're a real treasure out her in Bloggerville. Hugs and Smiles coming your way. xxoo

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  6. My daughter. Do you know that with her first paycheck she bought me something? She is such a sweetie.

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    1. This one, Ruth, lit up my face. Kiddo is indeed a sweetie, and loves you to bits to do something so thoughtful. Tell her I say she ROCKS!
      Hugs to both of you. xxoo

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  7. My animals...My hubby, a pretty flower (what flower isn't pretty), beautiful art, a good movie, so much. I have to admit when reading what you posted. I had to read "Sweet Dreams" again because my brain thought you wrote "Sex dreams.." -yup mind in the gutter

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    1. Ahhh… those are the real treasures, aren't they? The things we surround ourselves are the things that make us smile most.

      My mind wanted to write "Sex Dreams" - but, you know me, always erring on keeping other minds out of my gutter! LOL hahahahaha You and me are sooo bad, in such a fun and devilish way! Hugs and smiles to you… xxoo

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  8. Hugs from my sweet children; spending time with my dear husband; finding interesting people and suggestions on the internet; putting my music on shuffle and receiving each new song as a very fun gift.

    Visiting from a to z!

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    1. Hi Susan - welcome to Pearson Report.

      Your list of smile makers is amazing and touching. Hugs form your sweet children is such a visual thing - I love hugs from my daughter so I know the feeling well.

      Seems you, along with the others here, appreciate the joy and happiness given by the simple things in our lives. Enjoy them! :) :)

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  9. Jenny, you make me smile as do all the teams making A to Z work. Most of the participants make me smile as well except for the ones quitting or hopelessly falling behind--though I still might smile for those, it might be for different reasons.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. We do it because we love you, and this amazing concept of bringing Bloggers together to share a little of themselves and get connected to like minds.

      I'm having a wonderful time out here, I've met some truly special bloggers - that's worth a few late nights, eh!

      Thanks for stopping in, Lee - you're such a blessing. Hugs to you! :)

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  10. Getting a text message from Ray for no reason. Getting an email or reply to a comment from you. Getting a phone call from my girls. It's the little things!

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    1. This comment made me rush right to my email and fire off a note. I've been remise in being a good blogging friend what with all my distractions. Shame on me! Your kind and thoughtful words always make me smile, Barb, I thank you for them and for the love you send my way. You're a treasure I cherish. xxoo

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  11. Oh, my! The list is too infinite to list here! Sometimes a flower, sometimes a loved one. Today, a boss who took us to lunch for administrative assistant's day and stood in a restaurant to pray and bless our food and bless us!!!!
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge

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    1. Lunch with your boss sounds like a true blessing. I felt the warmth and love in your words as you described it. Flowers and loved ones top my list too!

      Thanks Barbara, for dropping by, your little avatar is a smile generator for me! Hugs and smiles are being sent your way. xo

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  12. Hi Jenny - smiles and keeping a happy tone - essential to life .. no-one else wants to hear our blues .. the cartoooooons are such fun to look at .. cheers hilary

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    1. Dear Hilary - you know what makes me smile - seeing your beautiful avatar in my comment area. You say the kindest, most thoughtful things each time you drop in. For that I sincerely thank you.

      You're right, no one wants to hear our blues… mostly because each of us has our own baggage that it's hard, and frustrating, to deal with that of others.

      I knew a few smiley face cartoons would put so smiles on the faces of my readers… seems it has! Hugs and love, xxoo

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  13. Walking the dog on a warm day at the local nature reserve and singing along to the radio, or my CDs (badly) puts a huge smile on my face - a demented one, really. That's probably why people avoid me on those dog walks... ;-)

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. Oh, Annalisa - we are so alike. LOL Ditto to the dog walking… but the singing made me laugh out loud… I love to sing in the car because I know no one can hear me. I can't carry a tune if my life depended on it. But I sure love to sing!

      Thanks for really putting a broad smile on my face with your comment. xxoo

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  14. Small little things bring bigger smiles in life! And they not only brighten our lives but those around us too :)
    Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2015

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    1. Well said, Shilpa. Smiles are infectious. (the only infection worth catching) :) :)
      I love making a face smile, which in turn adds to mine. It is the small things that do it most often, like getting a comment from you. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a smile behind. xo

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    1. That says it all, doesn't it! :-) right back! xo

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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